Opening season to hike to Happy Pond

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Rick Male Singapore 2019/04/16

Dear Sir / Mdm,

I read in different weather indicating the opening date for hiking at Happo Pond start is Mid/Late May. Please advise whether the opening schedule for 2019 has been fixed? I’m targeting to reach Hakube on 24 May and wondering whether there is a chance for me to view the mirror pond.

Please advise.




Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2019/04/16

Hi Rick,

The Happo Alpine Line, the series of lifts that connect to Happo Pond, will be open this year from June 1st to October 27th, 2019.

While Happo Pond won’t be open in late May, Hakuba Mountain Harbor, a newly built terrace atop Iwatake Ski Resort, will be open from April 27th.

If you’re interested in outdoor activities, you could also participate in a tour offered by the Evergreen Outdoor Center. In May, they offer canoeing, kayaking, hiking, climbing, and mountain biking tours.

I hope that helps answer your question! Let me know if I can help with anything else.


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